THE CHRISTMAS FLOWER
Also called the "Christmas flower",
poinsettias are a great and safe way to
add festive color to your holidays.
This popular plant is widely misunderstood.
Hybrids have been developed in a variety of colors
(red, orange, pink, peach, white and yellow).
Variegated varieties show a broad range
of color combinations.
Contrary to popular myth,
poinsettias are NOT poisonous.
And the colored parts,
which most people think are the flowers,
are actually colored bracts (modified leaves.)
The actual flowers are quite small
and centered in each plant.
Native to Mexico, poinsettias grow to
10-feet tall in the wild.